Monteith's Black - Monteith's Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
Bottle: standard 330mL brown bottle with a simple but stylish label. (3.5)
Appearance: pours a great dark brown tending towards black, with a solid one-finger tan head that hangs about for ages. Great lacing too. (4.0)
Aroma: roast coffee up front, with some dark cocoa and bread malts. (3.75)
Taste: pretty much follows the nose - some sweetness with plenty of that roast coffee and cocoa. Lovely. (3.75)
Aftertaste: the flavours linger nicely, but without too much malt fug or bitterness. A touch of sweetness comes through - possible star anise? (3.75)
Mouth feel: moderate in feel with light-to-moderate but solid carbonation. Goes down easy. (3.75)
Overall: a very nice dark beer from Monteith's. I headed into this one with a little trepidation, as Monteith's is a bit hit or miss. Well complex and easy drinking. Great for a price of AU$55 a case of 24 x 330mL also (2014).
08-27-2014 01:44:52 | More by SmashPants
3.54/5 rDev -0.3%
Pint at the brewpub in Greymouth 11/3/14 from notes
A dark cola liquid with a dense finger of foam that's gone in a flash but even after it falls the thin film leaves continuous lace deep down the glass
S a little sweet with a hint of peat smoke, milk chocolate and coffee come out a little but it smells pretty tame but then again it was served ice cold
T mimics the smell without the peat but still a little smoky, simple brew for sure, decent but needs a little something
M lighter side of medium, soft carbonation, creams up after a few seconds, a little charred wood and chocolate linger
O OK stuff, pretty basic but drinkable, not going to be blown away but no reason not to try it ect..ect..ect...
the ice cold serving temp probably doesn't help its cause. just another brew that I won't remember down the road.
03-19-2014 01:03:10 | More by wordemupg
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
On tap at the brewery in Greymouth, NZ
Excellent clarity in this very dark brown ale. The body is topped by a creamy tan head that is very durable and leaves the glass almost totally coated.
Both flavor and aroma are about average for style, if a touch more hoppy than a European version. Dark and medium roasted malts lend a lingering malty aftertaste. No burnt notes.
Feel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth.
O: solid version of style.
01-05-2014 11:11:57 | More by chinchill
3.74/5 rDev +5.4%
A: Pours a deep mahogany color with anicetanhead that fades to web like lacing.
S: Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, bit of grain and a hint of chocolate in the background.
T: Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness, dark fruit, with a trace of chocolate and coffee. Nice bitterness and the finish is quite clean.
F: Moderate body and smooth. Nie balance.
O: Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
05-30-2013 04:17:51 | More by soju6
Monteith's Black from Monteith's Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.